Benicia and Vallejo police departments ended a search around 5 p.m. Monday for two occupants of a vehicle who were suspected of shooting at another vehicle on Interstate Highway 780.SWAT teams from the
The two male suspects fled toward an apartment complex on Warwick
Drive when their vehicle spun out on the highway, Benicia police Lt. Frank
The SWAT teams searched near the apartment complex and at town
homes at Sunset and Clear View circles, Hartig said.
The Robert Sample
Elementary School at 2015 E. Third St. was locked down for about 30 minutes.
The two suspects were traveling west on I-780 east of E. Fifth St.
when shots were fired from their 2005 Honda Accord at a 2003 Ford Focus
around 1:30 p.m., CHP Officer Chris Parker said.
The driver of the Ford spun out on the left side of the E. Second
An off-duty Solano County sheriff's deputy arrested the Ford
driver when he tried to flee, Parker said.
Two of the bullets fired from the Honda struck the Ford, and one
hit the Circle Food Mart at 1527 E. Fifth St., Parker said. No one was
The Honda continued on westbound I-780 before it spun out on the
right side of the highway near the Southampton Road off-ramp and stopped in a
dirt shoulder, Parker said.
Hartig said a handgun was found in bushes in the back of an
apartment at 138 Warwick Drive.
The Benicia and Vallejo SWAT teams were training at the time, and
they were deployed to search for the suspects, Hartig said.
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